The highly anticipated Kimpton Harper Hotel debuts in downtown Fort Worth on June 2, 2021.
Development Services Group, Inc., based in Memphis, TN, acquired the architectural landmark near Sundance Square from XTO Energy and oversaw the adaptive reuse to convert it from an office building into The Harper Hotel.
Originally built in 1921 in the heart of downtown Fort Worth as the headquarters for Farmer’s and Mechanics Bank, the reimagining of this striking building coincides with the 100th anniversary of its original completion.
The Harper Hotel is managed by Pivot, the lifestyle operating vertical of Davidson Hospitality Group. Located three miles from the historic Fort Worth stockyards, The Harper Hotel offers a unique destination for travelers and locals alike, with the renowned Sundance Square Plaza as well as shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and a lively bar scene – each just steps away.
The Harper Hotel will feature 226 guest rooms and suites, each fit for business as well as pleasure. Designer Cynthia Forchielli brings a perfect blend of relaxed yet sophisticated design to each room, including handcrafted furniture, brass pendant lights, woven baskets, and lively local art.
Additionally, guests can find subtle nods to Fort Worth’s history, such as a panther figurine, referencing the ‘Panther City’ nickname, that greets guests upon opening the room closet.
The Harper Hotel also is bringing contemporary Italian cuisine to downtown Fort Worth, Il Modo, led by Chef Matt Williams, will keep seasonality and sustainability in mind with offerings including house-made pasta, wood-fired pizzas, and rustic-refined Italian dishes – each prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Restaurant and bar guests can also get a wine list created to harmonize with the cuisine and cocktails built around Italian classics.
Il Modo is located on the ground floor, easily accessible for travelers and locals, and the restaurant will offer a view of its pasta-making room for a behind-the-scenes look. For special occasions, private dining is available, as well as pasta-making classes.
Craft cocktails and libations pair best with sweeping views at Refinery 714, The Harper Hotel’s penthouse whiskey bar and cocktail lounge.
With more than 10,000 square feet of event space, including the Sanguinet Boardroom on the 24th floor and the Centurion Ballroom on the second floor, along with meeting rooms and spaces for gatherings of all kinds, The Harper Hotel can craft event experiences spanning from classrooms and conferences to weddings. In addition, meeting rooms have built-in buffets, and personalized catering is available.
Reservations are now open for stays beginning on June 6.
Credit: The Harper Hotel